Food for Thought: Hunger around the World
How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Learners describe proper nutrition and compare their own eating habits with what is recommended by experts. They define hunger and malnutrition and identify local organizations from the four sectors of society (business, government, nonprofit, and family) that provide food for the hungry.
Learners describe good nutritional practices and make a plan to eat healthy.
Learners analyze the role of the four sectors of society in solving problems of hunger in the community.
Depictions of hunger in excerpts from Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist provide concrete images of hunger as learners determine its causes and decide whether to support a change in U.S. public policy related to the issue.
Learners distinguish between the many different approaches to addressing hunger by looking at governmental versus nonprofit programs. They will describe the importance of philanthropic actions in solving the problems of hunger in the world.